Rajasthan government launches 24-hour COVID-19 helpline in Jaipur & all other districts

In case of any COVID-19 distress or emergencies, people can reach out to 2225624 and 2225000.

In wake of the swelling rise of coronavirus infection across Rajasthan, the state government on Sunday launched round the clock helpdesks and helpline numbers to resolve emergency and distress across Jaipur and other districts. The helpline numbers, 2225624 and 2225000 will fall under the supervision of Director RCH Dr. Laxman Singh Ola and people can avail of these services anytime to register complaints. COVID inquiries and other queries will also be addressed here.

250 MT Oxygen required in Rajasthan

Meanwhile, the Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare also highlighted the state's oxygen requirement, given the current surge in the COVID active caseload. In a statement, the official highlighted that there is no shortage of beds, however, the Centre must provide oxygen supplies to support them.

The liquid medicine oxygen (LMO) requirement has been marked at 250 MT and Rajasthan has received about 140 MT until now, the authorities reportedly state. This LMO is required to sustain the 14,389 oxygen and 4,477 ICU beds available here.

State announces free COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 18-45 years

On Sunday, the Rajasthan Chief Minister announced that the state will offer free vaccination for people between 18 to 45 years of age. As permitted by the Centre, Rajasthan will also begin the next phase of COVID inoculation, for adults, from May 1. "Rajasthan govt has decided to vaccinate its young population of over 18 years free of cost. The state will bear the expense of Rs 3000 crore on this drive,", the CM said in a tweet.

Current COVID status

Rajasthan logged in about 15,809 new infections on Sunday, where state capital Jaipur added the maximum number of cases with 3,145 detections. As per officials, the positivity rate is 6.08% while the recovery ratio stands at 73.69%. A total of 6,649 recoveries were reported at the state level in the last 24 hours. Jaipur recorded around 648 recoveries in the same period, revealed stats.

Jaipur is actively nursing the highest share of cases in the state with 27,482 patients. The city also witnessed 13 deaths on Sunday, pushing the toll to 627 at a 0.70% fatality ratio.

Public movement without e-pass permitted for THESE categories in Lucknow & other UP districts!

In an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities.

In a bid to prevent people from unnecessarily flocking outside amid peak COVID horror of the second wave, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet has issued an e-pass system for public movement across the state. According to this order, the general public, except those involved in essential services, require an authorised electronic pass to validate their travel. However, in an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities and listed categories of services alongside public movements, that would not require an e-pass.

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Additional COVID-19 curbs imposed in Goa until May 10 in wake of COVID surge

Essential services will continue to operate in Goa without any restrictions.

Goa Government on Tuesday, imposed additional COVID-19 curbs across village panchayats and districts, to keep the coronavirus infection rise in check. The coastal state observed a 4-day lockdown that concluded on May 3, however, strict restrictions were ordained here for another week, till May 10. While the administration had listed the guidelines earlier, on Tuesday, it extended the scope of the prohibitions, to include non-essential services also. As per reports, restaurants too, have been allowed only for home delivery, instead of the earlier permitted operations at 50% capacity.

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Oxygen cylinder blast at Lucknow's Chinhat area stirs city dwellers amid widespread COVID chaos

Technical teams are assessing the situation at the spot and the cause of the blast will be made public soon.

While Lucknow stands shrouded beneath a storm of COVID troubles, an incident at the city's KT Oxygen Filling Station in Chinhat, has raised eyeballs across the city. An oxygen cylinder burst out at 3:30 PM on Wednesday while being reloaded at the facility and chaotic circumstances ensued after that. Taking quick control of the situation, the authorities implemented a relief program to help the individuals affected by the blast and further investigation has been initiated.

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In a first for India, Mumbai's Coastal Road project to be supported by monopile technology!

This is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

The construction work of Mumbai's Coastal Road project is going on in full swing, although the city still lies shrouded under the gloom of the raging pandemic. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also deployed monopile technology for the project, that connects south Mumbai to the western suburbs. Breaking the usual trend of using group pile technology while making any bridge on a sea or river, this is the first time when monopile technology is being used in India.

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COVID cases in Indore exceed beyond ​the 1500-mark on Tuesday for over 3 weeks in a row!

On Tuesday, as many as 1,805 people tested positive for the coronavirus infection in Indore.

The rising scale of COVID-19 infections continues to cast the horrors of the pandemic in Indore, with the addition of 1,805 new cases on Tuesday. Besides adding to the active load, this new surge denotes that the daily spike of the fresh cases in Indore, has surged over the 15,000-mark for over 3 weeks. Meanwhile, the dip in the recovery rate further intensifies the pandemic crisis in the district.

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